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Ozzie Guillen Suspended 5 Games For Fidel Castro Comments

by Robert Littal | Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
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I am not Cuban so I can not pretend to know how they are feeling. I have done a little research over the years on Fidel Castro (I am sort of a history buff) and he was the classic dictator.

As Americans we have Freedom of Speech, but you have to be aware that everything you say has consequences especially if you are a public figure.

You have to weigh the pros and cons of any statement you make. Guillen has never been too good with that and it has led to this.

Ozzie Guillen was suspended five games by the Miami Marlins in advance of a news conference this morning where he explained his explosive comments about Fidel Castro, words that have set off protests in the middle of the community where the Miami Marlins have built their new stadium and among fans the team hope to woo.

“I’m sorry that I hurt the community without any intention,” Guillen said in Spanish. “I’m here to say I’m sorry.”

The interesting thing about society is we say we want our athletes, coaches and celebrities to be honest and speak their mind, but when they say something that society as a whole doesn’t agree with they are crucified.

What I always wonder is if those same people who are protesting ever said anything stupid or not in the proper context?

Don’t be hypocrites, you know what you are getting with Ozzie Guillen so don’t be shocked when you get comments like these.

Of course he shouldn’t have said it, but before you back up the bus on him ask yourself have you ever said something you wish you could take back.

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